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01-07-2012 10:15 PM
I now have my HP Deskjet 3070A connected via USB because, despite weeks of attempting a resolution with HP Support, I can't get the printer to print wirelessly despite it maintaining an IP address and a wireless connection. Now, since I have had to connect my "wireless" printer via USB I am getting the constant, and IRRITATING hpnetworkcommunicator.exe.
I cannot use your "I am an HP employee" solution because the menu options you suggest aren't available. I have, however, set the 'Only show me ink alerts when I print' option but, surprise, to no effect.
I have found a solution of my own though...
1. write-off the expense and hours of wasted time,
2. give-up HP software and support as the joke that it is,
3. bin my new HP Deskjet "wireless" 3070A,
4. buy a Canon.
01-08-2012 12:42 PM
Thanks mtbaughs. The 'Only show me ink alerts when I print' solution has worked for me running my laptop on windows 7. I have ticked the kudos button, but for some reason I do not have an option to "Accept as solution"
01-14-2012 03:02 PM
01-20-2012 04:48 PM
I had a similar experience as splitrock except that offshore support had me actually delete HPNetworkCommunicator.exe rather than rename it. That worked but now I can only connect with USB. Even after doing a subsequent reinstall, I can no longer establish a wireless connection. Fortunately, I currently don't have a need to print wirelessly.
I have to say that HP support, although friendly, has been terrible. They are obviously hacking their way through a solution a do not have a real solution.
It is incredible to me that there has yet been no official HP response to this thread. There have been good workable suggestions above from helpful folks but no true fix.
By the way, I am running Windows XP. The other suggestion given to me by HP Support was to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Even though XP is supported, he told me, "but it is a very old operating system". I just don't have a need to spend another zillion hours upgrading to Windows 7 when everything but my printer works fine.
02-06-2012 12:19 PM
When I got to the Heading Scanner Actions, and to the Manage Scan to Computer, there is no check box to de-activate scaning to computer. When I click on the link it just turns on the scanning... No way to turn it off. I went about getting there several ways, and always ended up in the same spot.
I have an OfficeJet Pro 8600, Windows 7 64 Bit.
02-22-2012 06:04 PM
This worked for me (I'm running Windows 7), although I haven't tried connecting to my printer wirelessly yet. If I find that I am unable to connect wirelessly after doing this, then the following solution can easily be undone (and re-done when I'm through printing - at least until I find a better solution to this!). So, for now: step 1) Search C drive for HPNetworkCommunicator.exe. 2) When you find the program, right click on it to go to "Properties". 3) Then go to the "Security" tab. 4) While "SYSTEM" is highlighted in the "Group or user names" list, click the "Edit" button. 5) Click the "Deny" checkbox for "Full Control" (this will automatically select the checkboxes below as well). 6) Then click "OK" and "OK" again, to close the popup windows. This seems to have prevented "System" from automatically initiating the HPNetworkCommunicator.exe process every few seconds - at least for me! (That was the process killing my comp's performance.)